Sirusdark YouTube Channel now has over 50 subscribers!!

Posted in Announcement, YouTube on May 20, 2017 by Sirusdark

 

Hi!

Today is a special day as my YouTube channel now passed the 50 subscribers threshold!!!

Thank you everyone for your support, your challenging questions, comments, e-mails and simply just for watching! I’m working hard on creating more useful content, more value and you are all invited to join me in this never ending journey of learning and mutual aid!

Thank you!

Sirus

Links
-https://www.youtube.com/user/Sirusdark

Ghost in the Shell – Premiere movie review!

Posted in Review with tags , on March 31, 2017 by Sirusdark

Hi! It’s been a while since my last written article! (my focus being on my YouTube channel)

It all started last Wednesday when something very cool happened and honestly, still can’t believe how surreal it is: I attended the world premiere of Ghost in the Shell! I was already super excited about this movie and getting to see it before its official release was just incredible.

What’s even cooler is that I got to watch it sitting next to one of the co-founders of the Fantasia Film Festival! It couldn’t get any better.

Right off the bat, I give Ghost in the Shell a solid 9 out of 10. You must understand that at its core, this movie is mostly a live-action adaption of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell. And boy, did they NAILED IT.

If you’re expecting an action pack car blowing movie, I’m telling you right-away, you will be a bit disappointed

It’s a cool science-fiction movie that takes you on a journey and wants to immersive you in the Ghost in the Shell universe. I also strongly suggest you watch this movie BEFORE seeing the animation if you haven’t, as it’ll make it a lot easier to understand.

Now you might rightfully wonder what’s my background on this, well here it is: I’ve never, ever read any of the mangas as I didn’t like the art at all. Just not my style.

On the other hand, I own and watched everything animation ever made on Ghost in the shell:

-From the first Ghost in the shell movie to the latest Arise series.

With such a solid background on the animations, I really mean it when I say, I give it a 9 out of 10. They did a fantastic job perpetuating the amazing sci-fi vibe and feel of Ghost in the Shell. That was by biggest fear and I can tell you with great confidence, they stayed true to the Ghost in the Shell identity.

The music was just awesome, they didn’t go for some boring generic scores and they even retained the iconic Japanese chorus of the original movie and really brought life to the scenes. I can’t wait to get my hands on that sound track

This movie also gives many tributes to its Japanese origins, one example : there’s a character that actually only speaks Japanese throughout the whole movie. Makes you hear and feel like you’re in Japan. I would love to see more movies doing this.

Speaking of Japanese, they even included Maru Taro, one, if not the most famous Japanese dog out there! I challenge you to find him, if you do, lemme know! I haven’t seen a single review yet mentioned this, so yeah, I’m proud myself.

So great movie, great action, the sound design is impeccable; everything sounds awesome and powerful.

 

References:
-https://web.stagram.com/marutaro
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A0sDx_yYO8

Congratulation USA for your new president!

Posted in Announcement, World with tags , , , on November 9, 2016 by Sirusdark

He110 W0r1d!

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate my southern neighbours on their newly elected president of the United States of America.
I truly hope that under this new administration your country prospers, grows and stays unified as a nation.

Congratulations, stay strong, and subscribe! :D

Ciao!

Sirus

Activating Photoshop CS6

Posted in How to, Software with tags , , , , on October 31, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Hello!

Another very quick tip to start off the week for those, who like me, prefer normal, standalone versions of their software instead of wonderful monthly membership fee like Adobe’s new CC (Creative Cloud)

I was installing Photoshop CS6 last night and I kept entering the darn license key, but it wouldn’t activate… Until I restarted the application. Only then did Photoshop communicate with Adobe’s licensing servers. lol

Steps

Enter license > close Photoshop > re-open it again > Joy!

Finally, in case someone has other rleated issues, I’ve added a link to Adobe’s help page on its activation process.

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/activation-deactivation-help.html

Comodo Firewall now compatible with Windows 10!

Posted in Announcement, Free, Security, Software on October 19, 2016 by Sirusdark

comodo_logo

Good news everyone!

Comodo Firewall is now, again, fully compatible with Windows 10! It used to be impossible to install it properly on a fresh install of Windows 10, but now everything got fixed!

Reclaim your privacy and secure your OS today! Make sure you customize the installation (to opt-out of the promo junk) and you’ll lend-up with a free high-end firewall! As usual, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

Enjoy!

Sirus

Reference
-https://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/firewall.php
-https://forums.comodo.com/install-setup-configuration-help-cis/windows-10-aniversary-build-doesnt-allow-comodo-drivers-to-be-installedsolved-t116322.0.html
-Hidden quote from Futurama… :D

Posted in Computer, Software, Windows with tags , on October 12, 2016 by Sirusdark

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Hello! Quick Photoshop troubleshooting today!

Are you unable to get Adobe Photoshop CS6 to recognize a newly installed font and yet, it’s clearly in your C:\Windows\Fonts folder?

Well here’s two possible solutions!:

a) Install the font in Windows

Once you have your new font, simply right-click it and choose “install“. This will automatically install the font in Windows. Then restart your computer and your new font should be available system wide for every installed applications.

font_install_001

b) Copy new font directly into Photoshop’s fonts folder

1. Close Photoshop, then copy that new font in Photoshop’s Fonts folder located here:

Program Files (x86) > Common Files > Adobe > Fonts

2. Reopen Photoshop and you should be good to go!

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://seane.deviantart.com/journal/Getting-CS6-to-see-a-font-when-it-refuses-to-do-so-638189432

Fix – Windows 10 update KB3189866 stuck at 45%

Posted in Announcement, Bug, Windows with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2016 by Sirusdark

Hello!

If you’re running Windows 10, it’s yet another sad week. Microsoft messed up again and their latest 400Mb+ update (KB3189866) doesn’t even download properly. Most people (including myself) are stuck with an update progress stuck at 45%…

Fear not! Stop waiting and simply install the update manually in just a few clicks. Here are the direct links to download it (select the appropriate system architecture):

32 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x86-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x86_48cc54806747877357a732fee03118eb38e92947.msu

64 bit:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3189866)
windows10.0-kb3189866-x64_2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d.msu

Run the installer and after a few restarts, you’ll be good to go again.

For some reason, this identical update when downloaded via the Windows Update Catalog web downloader, uses another filename (adds the prefix: “AMD64-all-“)… It’s strange as the files are IDENTICAL! I double checked for you and and these Checksums proves it:

kb3189866_checksums

Fun fact! The update’s filename contains its own SHA-1 checksum hash! (2c3e91a8162269579c8bf26a502c620d41efef0d)

Enjoy!

Sirus

References
-http://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/14/kb3189866-stuck-at-45-or-95-install-it-manually-instead/
-http://code.kliu.org/hashcheck/
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3189866
-http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/ScopedViewRedirect.aspx?updateid=0405fe13-e4d5-4aff-8cf1-0500f5f673f7